I thought I would post this thread to get some ideas about the legal age in other countries. I would really appreciate anyone's input.
In Australia it is very confusing. The legal age to vote is 18.
The legal age to drive is 16
. The legal age to leave home is 16
(even younger in some cases). The legal age to be prosecuted by law for an offence as an adult is 18
. The legal age for a parent to be still supporting a child is 25
(this is determined by Centrelink
). A government body like social security
So at 18
they can vote, drink, drive and break the law.
: they are still legally the financial responsibility of a parent (even if they make all of the above decisions) until the are 25 years of age. How convenient for the government.
The obvious issue that arises is that if a person aged 18 years of age, for example: gets involved in a car accident where another person is injured; the parents can be sued for compensation. Even if that person doesn't live at home.
The whole thing is very confusing to me.